Tuesday, November 17, 2015

My 5 Favorite Things For Today... My Morning Hike

My 5 favorite things for today...

1. My 5 favorite things for today are from my morning hike. One of my favorite things about living in Pennsylvania are our beautiful forests and hiking trails. It's hard to tell from this photo, but those boulders are massive!

2. This leaf-strewn path, and my favorite water bottle. These trails are much prettier in the summer, but still a serene and peaceful hike no matter the season.

3. This is the rock where I stop and sit every time I hike this trail. Sometimes I sit here for a minute or two. Other times I sit here for an hour and just think, and write notes into my phone. 

4. This morning on my hike I came across this pyramid-shaped rock art sculpture that someone had built. It's a bit hard to see in the photo, but it was really neat. The center of it was open. I also came across two young white tail deer on my way back down the mountain.

5. "Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky" is a quote from Khalil Gibran. 

Enjoy your day!

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  1. Laura- Just out of curiosity (and forgive me if I asked before) which part of PA do you live in? I grew up close to the NY state border-close to Binghamton, NY. We could see seven counties from our house. xo Diana

    1. Hi Diana, I'm in the Lehigh Valley in Lehigh County, which I think is a couple hours south of Binghamton :)

  2. Hey I am surprised to see pic #4 in your beautiful forests in PA! These stone landmarks date back to 2400 BC in the Arctic from Alaska to Greenland and are called an Inuksuk but people make them mostly for fun elsewhere nowadays too! From Wiki “The inuksuk may have been used for navigation, as a point of reference, a marker for travel routes, fishing places, camps, hunting grounds, places of veneration, drift fences used in hunting or to mark a food cache.” They are rather interesting -this is a good link if you want to know more–has a 4 minute video explaining them
    http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/inuksuk-inukshuk/ Likely more up your alley is the fact that jewelry is made representing the Inuksuk – maybe a future jewelry project for you to put your unique spin on! :)

    1. Thanks for sharing that, that is so neat and really interesting! I had no idea there was such a thing!